Road Trip Packing w/ 2 Kids

Whether I’m on a cheese run or going up north to visit my family, these two kiddos are on the road with me.  Being able to travel with them is one thing I’m so grateful for about being a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur. 

I’ve learned quite a bit from our road trip experience and have some tips to share when packing with two kids.  

I like to use packing cubes to separate out clothes for each person.  That way I can keep things organized and make sure I don’t forget anything.  I can’t tell you how many times I forgot socks or underwear for one of us before I used cubes. 

Packing Cubes Link

I also have a permanent packing checklist saved on my phone.  I use the reminder app that comes standard on iPhones and it works great.  I check that list off as I’m packing the car and it’s been so helpful!  Below are the permanent things on my list.

Harper (4 months old): 

  • Baby Monitor
  • Sound Machine
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Butt Cream 
  • Pajamas
  • Clothes 
  • Socks
  • Burp Rags
  • 2 Blankets 
  • Changing Pad 
  • Frozen Milk
  • Bottle
  • Pacifier

Hank (3 years old):

  • Clothes
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Dipes/Pull Ups
  • Blanket
  • Orange Backpack with toys, book
  • Snacks
  • Water


  • Phone Charger
  • Phone
  • Wallet
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Clothes
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Computer & Charger
  • Water

Extra Stuff

  • In the winter I add “Winter Gear” to my list
  • I add anything additional we need for specific trips